Valley Podiatry and Diabetic Foot Center
Offering state of the art podiatric treatment to patients of the Central Valley.
Valley Podiatry and Diabetic Foot Center is committed to providing our patients with the best quality of care for their feet and ankles. Foot and ankle pain can make daily life challenging. We are committed to working with you to find the most effective diagnosis and treatment plan that will meet your individual needs.
We treat the following foot and ankle problems:
- Achilles Tendon
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Sprains
- Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
- Crush Injuries
- Diabetic Foot
- Flat Feet
- Fungus Toenails
- Geriatric Foot Care
- Heel Spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
Diabetic Foot – Diabetes can cause two problems that can affect your feet:
- Diabetic Neuropathy – nerve damage can come from uncontrolled diabetes. Nerve damage in your legs and feet can lead to a lack of sensory feeling, which prevents you from knowing how hot or cold your feet are. This lack of feeling is known as Sensory Diabetic Neuropathy. Not being able to feel a cut or sore on your foot due to Sensory Diabetic Neuropathy puts you at risk for infection. Having Sensory Diabetic Neuropathy puts you at risk of muscles in your foot not functioning properly. This could cause the foot to not align properly and create too much pressure in one area of the foot, creating a foot ulcer. Foot ulcers occur because of nerve damage and Peripheral Vascular Disease.
- Peripheral Vascular Disease – diabetes can affect the flow of blood to the rest of your body, including your feet. It takes longer for sores or cuts to heal without the proper blood flow. Poor blood flow in the arms and legs is called Peripheral Vascular Disease. If you have an infection that will not heal due to poor blood flow, you are at risk for developing ulcers or gangrene.